Party Wall Surveys
Under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, every ‘adjoining owner’ is subject to the provisions of the Act. In a typical domestic scenario, this is usually limited to one other party but, in larger developments in town centres like Skipton, the Party Wall Act can affect multiple adjoining owners.
In such cases, the process of serving notices, carrying out Party Wall Surveys, mediating disputes and issuing Party Wall awards can be complex, lengthy and expensive. At Right Surveyors, we offer a team of surveyors to work on your project to ensure the demands of the Party Wall Act are dealt with thoroughly and efficiently.
We offer the three main Party Wall services:
We can Act for you if you wish to carry out work close to a boundary: our surveyor can help you manage the process effectively and avoid damage and can represent you prepare the schedule of conditions and serve the correct notices and enact the procedure. This can involve negotiations and agreement with the Adjoining Owner’s surveyor. This role is known as the “Building Owner’s Surveyor”.
We can Act for you if your neighbour is carrying out work: our surveyor can help you manage the process and can represent you and your property to make sure that the works plan is appropriate and agree a schedule of condition of your property with the Party carrying out the work in order to minimise risk to your property and to enable any damage if done to your property, to be properly rectified. The party carrying out the work would pay your reasonable fees. This is known as an “Adjoining Owner’s surveyor”.
f the adjoining owner is likely to agree to you carrying out the works and is happy to do so we can act for both parties making sure that the properties are protected, the surveyor has the obligation to represent the best interests of the property and not the people. This is where the building owner’s surveyor becomes known as the “Agreed Surveyor” .
If in doubt and you would like some advice, call us on 01423 390 423